It's pretty amazing how unrelated things can trigger other functions. My brother-in-law had back surgery. Prior to that he was on bp medication for 5 years. The days after his surgery, he felt light headed more often. They checked his bp and it was unusually low. So they took him off the medication and he has been off of it ever since. It has been 5 or 6 years, I think. No bp meds. Amazing, eh?!
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I started at 160 and am now down to 145. I also had gall bladder surgery last spring. I don't know if that had anything to do with it. It has been almost a year since surgery and I have kept the weight off. I am still working at it.
Be very careful. The fact that your BP and cholesterol need meds to control them is a sign. I also use meds to keep those two under control but my nurse practicioner insists that if I lose 25 to 30 lbs. I would need less meds or none at all tells me that I am stll at high risk. My age 65 doesn't help.
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I was diagnosed with high bp and cholesterol more than 5 years ago, but have it under control with medication for the past 3 years. In fact, due to exercise and healthier diet, I've kept my bp and cholesterol at optimal levels (with the help of medication as well).
While reading articles here, I often see that some new illness or risk-factor is discovered which puts people with high bp and cholesterol most at risk. Or for example, there is a diet regime or energy drink and it has a warning for those with high bp. I wonder, does that include me? Am I still someone with high bp and cholesterol, even though both are well under control? I mean, do I fall in that category of high risk people who have high bp and cholesterol even if my bp and cholesterol are in check?
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